Task Force May Recommend $10M for Training

WASHINGTON (06/29/2000) - A presidential task force is expected to request millions of dollars to help agencies fund training technologies and programs when it makes its recommendations next month.

The task force may recommend a US$10 million appropriation that would go into a training technology innovation fund, said E.B. Blanton, executive director of the Task Force for Federal Training Technology, which the president established 18 months ago. Agencies would use the seed money to support research and development and start-up costs, he said.

Other likely recommendations that the task force will submit to the president in mid-July include the need for a one-stop shop for federal agencies to promote and accelerate the use of technology-based training solutions. This would showcase for agencies the latest in training technologies, said Blanton, speaking Wednesday at the Training and Technology in Government 2000 conference in Washington, D.C.

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